§ 94-7. Application of chapter to authorized emergency vehicles.  

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  • (a)

    The sections of this chapter restricting the operation, parking and standing of vehicles shall apply to authorized emergency vehicles, except that a driver, when operating any such vehicle in an emergency or in the immediate pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law, except when otherwise directed by a police officer, may:


    Park or stand notwithstanding the sections of this chapter.


    Proceed past a red or stop signal or stop sign, but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation.


    Disregard sections governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions, so long as he does not endanger life or property.


    Exceed the prima facie speed limit established by this chapter, so long as life or property is not endangered; provided, however, that this exception shall not apply to ambulances.


    The exemptions granted in subsection (a) of this section shall apply only when the driver of the vehicle makes use of audible or visual signals, at the discretion of the driver in accordance with policies of the city, except as provided in Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 6701d, § 24(d)(2).

(Code 1968, § 29-8)

State law reference

Exemption of authorized emergency vehicles from certain traffic regulations, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 6701d, § 24.